Signiﬁcance of communicating research with Funders
The backbone of any successful research article is the funding that it receives. It is with this funding that researchers are able to pursue their area of interest. Funding allows researchers to focus their time, thought and effort on creating new experiments, designing new instruments that allow for more accurate & precise measurement, or even afford them the opportunity to complete their research before time.
Now, these funders may or may not understand the relevant industrial applications of the research. Therefore, it is important to communicate with funders effectively.
How to communicate with Funders
In order to communicate effectively with existing or potential funders, one should have a well-written executive summary of the proposed research. It should summarize a longer report, proposal, or group of related reports in such a way that readers can easily become acquainted with a large body of material without having to read it entirely. This can include a presentation with a short introduction; hypotheses – A brief description of the methods, tables and/or graphs related to the findings; and an interpretation of the data. The executive summary should contain all key aspects of the research in a crisp and concise, yet comprehensible manner.
Another method of communicating research is through infographics that are graphical representations of data points mentioned in the article and allow the reader to visualize the research. It is an effective way for understanding and retaining the concepts of a technical research article.
Both these methods help funding agencies understand the research at a glance and can also dictate their choice with respect to the funding. A clear and cohesive report is always attractive to funders as it gives off a sense of professionalism.
Impact Science can help you communicate with Funders effectively
At Impact Science, our team of scientists, illustrators and designers works closely with researchers to carefully understand their needs and create all relevant media tools to help them connect with their key audience.